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| p.3 #18 · Vandalism at Joshua Tree National Park |
Well, is that really something new? Once "secret" travel locations become well known and vastly popular over a short period of time and get swamped with people - including vandals. I've seen far too many beautiful places going down the drain because so-called travellers, tourists and photographers were talking too much (I'm "guilty" here, too, by the way). Pacific City in Oregon is just one example, Cape Tribulation in Australia another.
What once were only the pesky scouts of the tourist industry, are now social media and forums and boards on the web. Underfunding of national parks and a lack of...Show more →
Wow, Pacific City, what has become of that desolate outpost? I used to go there a lot in the 1980s, was just some small houses on the beach that had been burried by sand and a little hole in the wall bar that served stiff Long Island iced teas. Always cold and raining except for about three months out of the year, not the kind of place anyone wanted to spend much time in.